Faith and Finances

Posted June 30, 2020

Reflections on Faith and Finances: “The earth is the Lord’s and the all that is in it…” (Ps. 24:1).

 This truth is where the Bible begins its teaching on stewardship. Pastor Conner and Zion’s council believe this is a critical piece of mission and ministry at Zion, so they are inviting the leaders of Zion (and any interested members) to participate in z conversation on faith and finances July 2, 9, & 16 at 7:00 p.m. We’ll meet in person and stream the conversation via Facebook. The study booklet is available in the church office. Please join us!

Prayer Chain

Posted June 30, 2020

Let us pray TOGETHER.

 Join the children of Zion for 15 days of prayer beginning Monday, July 6. Children of Zion are going to construct a prayer chain (pre-cut and mailed by Zion’s Friendship Committee) with prayer suggestions and Scripture verses for 15 days in July. These will be coordinated with Pastor Conner’s morning prayer. See your July newsletter for more information! 

July 6: 1. Pray that when you are afraid, you will find strength and hope in God’s
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

July 7: 2. Thank God for three of His gifts to you today.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances… 1
Thessalonians 5:16-18

July 8: 3. Pray for nursing home residents (who may be lonely) and workers, along
with other healthcare workers (who may be experiencing extra stress and
The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of
trouble. Psalm 9:9

July 9: 4. Thank God for your food, and for the ability to enjoy different flavors.
The eyes of all look to You, and You give them their food in due season. You
open your hand; You satisfy the desire of every living thing. Psalm 145:15-16

July 10: 5. Pray for a vaccine and treatments for COVID-19.
O LORD, be gracious to us; we wait for you. Be our strength every morning,
our salvation in the time of trouble. Isaiah 33:2

July 13: 6. Pray for your pastor(s) and for church workers and missionaries.
Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy
Spirit has made you overseers (pastors), to care for the church of God,
which He obtained with His own blood. Acts 20:28

July 14: 7. Pray for people in our community to be safe as they work, and for local
businesses to thrive.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing
that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are
serving the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23-24

July 15: 8. Thank God for your pets or for animals in general.
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns,
and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26

July 16: 9. Pray that God would move you to be generous in sharing the gifts He
gives to you, and in loving others as He loves you.
You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which
through us will produce thanksgiving to God. 2 Corinthians 9:11

July 17: 10. Pray for a friend or relative who doesn’t know Jesus.
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. Luke 19:10

July 20: 11. Pray for teachers, administrators, and school workers.
For the LORD gives wisdom….Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the
one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from
silver, and her profit better than gold. Proverbs 2:6, 3:13-14

July 21: 12. Pray for your parents and grandparents (or other relatives).
Honor your father and your mother. Exodus 20:12

July 22: 13. Thank God for what Jesus accomplished for you on the cross.
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near
by the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:13

July 23: 14. Pray for your siblings, cousins, or other family members.
I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In this
world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
John 16:33

July 24: 15. Thank God for His creation—including His creation of you!
For You formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother’s
womb. I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139: 13-

Summer Worship at Historic Trinity

Posted June 30, 2020

Christmas in Summer: Summer worship services at Historic Trinity. Thursday, July 23 and August 27 at 7:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Procedures

Posted June 30, 2020

COVID-19 Procedures: Zion’s Safety and Security Team has developed safety procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please remember to social distance when finding a place to sit for services.  There are also hand sanitizing stations throughout the fellowship hall.  Offering plates will not be passed but continue to be placed by each door.

 The Safety and Security Team also recommends that you download the Zion app. It enhances our communication capabilities by enabling us to send notifications to your cell phone. Download “The Church App” and select “Zion.”

Care Connections: In times of uncertainty, such as we find ourselves in the midst of the current pandemic, communication is critical. Please, please ensure that your contact information is up to date, especially emails and cell numbers. You may email this to Zion at Thank you!

Food Pantry

Posted April 14, 2020

Manning Food Pantry Needs Include:  Mayo/miracle whip, canned carrots, canned/bottled juice, muffin mix, hamburger, chicken, salad dressing, pork & beans, chocolate chips, instant oatmeal, baking soda, mandarin oranges, pancake mix and syrup.  The Pantry is available to anyone living in the IKM-Manning School District.  If you know of anyone who needs food assistance, encourage them to contact New Opportunities at 712-792-9266. 

Anyone living within the IKM-Manning School District is welcome to reach out to the Manning Food Pantry for an emergency visit if needed.  During the visit, you would be required to fill out a basic intake form to see if you are eligible for additional services through New Opportunities, per the necessary program guidelines.  Pastor Riggert has agreed to be the main contact for those needing immediate assistance in this area.  He can be reached at 515.570.3137.


Zion's App

Posted April 14, 2020

Take Zion with you all week with our mobile app! Download “The Church App” on your smart phone, tablet, etc from your app store (the symbol is a gray cross in a white square) and choose Zion.  You can watch sermons and videos, check upcoming events, give online, listen as the Bible is read to you, and follow various  links to Zion's website/facebook page and more.

How to stay connected to Zion

Posted April 14, 2020

How can I stay connected to Zion during this time?

It’s a question that we’re all asking, no matter our age or stage of life! Your pastor, secretary, and many members are working hard to find ways to connect!

  1. If you have internet access of any kind (smartphone, tablet, computer), you can view any of Zion’s recent services, daily prayers, Bible studies (and other videos) through Zion’s Facebook page, even if you don’t have a Facebook account, by following the steps below:


1)     Go to Zion’s homepage (

2)     Click on “Links” (near the top of the page)

3)     On the Links page, click on “Facebook Link.”

4)     On the Facebook page, click on “video” to select a service, prayer, or other video.

If you have internet access but can’t get this to work for you, call the church office for assistance!

  1. If you would like to have printed copies of the sermons mailed to you, or to pick them up in the office, just notify the church office! (712) 655-2352


  1. DVDs of the services are also available to be mailed or picked up.


  1. If you need anything, please call the church office (or email: We have members who work in Carroll and/or are willing to drive there to pick up prescriptions, groceries, etc., and deliver them to your door. And, your pastor is always happy to listen to your concerns and/or to pray with you over the phone!


  1. Prayer is powerful, and also a great way to stay connected to the ministry of the Church and to your fellow believers! And your continued faithful giving will allow the mission of the Church to go forward during this crucial time.

Caring in Christ,

Pastor Conner


Posted April 1, 2020

Remember every morning at 7:30 via Facebook Live morning prayer

Sunday mornings after worship and Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. for Bible study via Facebook Live

Throughout the week you can enjoy recorded music from different Zion musicians!  

Also, check out Trinity, Manilla’s Facebook page for additional resources.

You can also access all these on You Tube.  Search for Zion Manning and look for the picture of our church.

New Email

Posted December 31, 2019

Don't forget Zion has a new email: 

Preparing for next week worship

Posted May 3, 2019

Preparing for Worship:   
Readings for Sunday May 31 (The Day of Pentecost): Numbers 11:24-30, Acts 2:1-21, John 7:37-39.
Readings for Sunday June 7 (The Holy Trinity): Genesis 1:1-2:4a, Acts 2:14a, 22-36, Matthew 28:16-20.
Readings for Sunday June 14 (Second Sunday after Pentecost): Exodus 19:2-8; Romans 5:6-15, Matthew 9:35-10:8 (9-20).
Readings for Sunday, June 21 (Third Sunday after Pentecost): Jeremiah 20:7-13, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:5a, 21-33.
Readings for Sunday, June 28 (Fourth Sunday after Pentecost): Jeremiah 28:5-9, Romans 7:1-13, Matthew 10:34-42.


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